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In April I am flying to Phoenix Arizona to take part in the 2016 Arizona Cup. I want to make this more than just another archery tournament, and therefore I have decided to use it as a way of raising funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Please help me achieve my target of £1000 and give what you can to help this very worthy cause.
As a Charity the YAA only receive help through secondment of paramedics from the NHS, through Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust. To keep both of Yorkshire's air ambulances in the air they need to raise £12,000 per day.
This is equivalent to £4.4 million per year. As a rapid response air emergency service the Charity serves a population of approximately 5 million people across 4 million acres. Their two Air Ambulances operate from The Nostell Priory Estate near Wakefield and RAF Topcliffe near Thirsk, and together both Air Ambulances cover the whole of the region.
The Charity was set up in 2000 and with the addition of the second Air Ambulance in October 2007, they were the first Air Ambulance in the UK to own and operate a Dedicated Air Desk in the UK. With the addition of the Air Ways Communication Systems, the Yorkshire Air Ambulance has developed into a sophisticated emergency service that provides state-of-the-art emergency medial care throughout Yorkshire.
The swift medical interventions provided by our Air Ambulance crews have a major impact on a patient's chance of survival and subsequent quality of life.
Yorkshire has a vast topography that not only includes remote, rural and densely populated areas but also includes major motorways and road networks such as the M62, M1, A1 and M18.
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